Internship & Co-op Opportunities
The College of Business Administration provides opportunities for junior and senior students to participate in the co-op program enabling them to gain both paid work experience and academic credit. The cooperative education program increases career choices for students and often opens the door to full-time employment after graduation.
To be eligible you must:
- Be a junior, senior, or graduate student enrolled in a degree program.
- Have 15 NU credits in declared academic major.
- Have advised elective credits available.
- Maintain minimum 2.0 QPA; 3.0 for graduate students.
- Be approved for co-op by your department chairperson or advisor.
- The department chair oversees the entire process, including faculty compensation, and has leverage to ensure that processes are carried out correctly.
While on co-op/internship assignments, students interact with fellow employees and managers. Students learn valuable interpersonal and communication skills. They learn how organizations are structured, how responsibility is assigned and how evaluations are done. The program allows students to participate in two co-op or internship experiences without extending college study beyond four years. This enables students taking part in the program to graduate with their classmates.
In order to get a “satisfactory,” at the end of the semester, you must: a) complete 150 hours of co-op experience/employment, b) complete a feedback paper assignment and submit it to your faculty advisor by the FIRST day of final exams, and c) receive an overall rating of average or better from your work supervisor and your faculty advisor must have the form in hand at the end of the semester.
For more information contact the Career Services Office.